Small and medium-sized businesses in Lublin’s city centre are individually supported as the district is revived.
Transforming a derelict area in northern Paris into a showcase of citizen governance opens up a new space for many activities in a formerly abandoned public space under the metro.
An exchange platform for feedback and proposals intends to enable each citizen to contribute directly to projects and the governance of a territory, at the neighbourhood, municipal, and regional level.
The pioneer smart city of Rzeszów offers one-stop-shops for public services, such as car registrations and obtaining IDs, sets up a helpline for the same purpose, and introduces a participatory budget.
Once a year, participative democracy takes place through discussing locally relevant issues with the officials over a cup of coffee or on the go, with the results being published on the town’s website.
A major experiment on deliberative democracy leads to the approval of same-sex marriage through a Constitutional Convention, consisting of two-thirds randomly chosen citizens and one-third parliamentarians.
Lower fees reward waste separation and recycling, which alongside a developing social awareness, leads to more recycling.
Citizens enable the integration of refugees in a small town in Western Austria by providing language training and job orientation.
Citizens, collaborating on grassroots projects on a digital platform, strive to improve their community life.
A platform allows citizens to engage in a constructive dialogue with Tundzha Municipality and find agreements about regional projects.
In Alytus, citizen involvement happens through a part of the budget being allocated according to citizens’ proposals and ideas.